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Product Development Manager

Country : United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Region : Dubaï

Town : DUBAI

Category : Production - Quality

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Who We Are: At Huda Beauty, our Vision is to lead in creating a democratized beauty industry where power is given back to people to define, create, and enjoy beauty for themselves! Launched by award-winning beauty powerhouse Huda Kattan in 2013, Huda Beauty is one of the world's fastest growing beauty brands. As a company, we are fueled by purpose and not profit, this allows us to approach things differently so that we can create products, content, and a community like no other. A lot has changed since our launch in 2013, but something that will forever remain at the core of Huda Beauty is our focus on business excellence and our unwavering passion for kindness!

Summary: We are looking for a driven, passionate superstar to join Huda beauty as our Product Development Manager - Complexion & Skincare. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Product development and working in tandem with & the Founder. This role within the pivotal Product Development department will be focused on the development of products within the Complexion & Skincare categories.

Product research, presentations, product testing, color matching & project management will play a big part of the day-to day duties, as well as general team support and admin.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the world of beauty and have a strong feel for textures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand key trends and translate them into strong beauty concepts
  • Track new ingredients, claims & stay up to date of the competitive environment to support new product ideas
  • Help fuel PD calendar by proposing innovative product concepts with a focus on complexion & skincare
  • Build creative mood boards to embellish product concepts
  • Create strong & detailed product briefs to be sent to suppliers
  • Analyze new technologies and textures sent by suppliers to create formulas that compliment and strengthen existing portfolio
  • Conduct in-house, internal evaluation of submissions for texture preferences, product performance, scent, shade matching. Present results and findings to team
  • Communicate texture, shade direction & changes to suppliers through daily follow up emails or calls - Re-direct submissions until desired attributes and performance is achieved.
  • Build strong supplier relationships
  • Work closely with NPD team to support management of end-to-end NPD process from inception to launch for multiple projects at once, with CPA understanding & problem-solving skills, to ensure all products are launched on time.
  • Work cross-functionally and internationally with our different markets to drive ideas from conception to execution, partnering with product marketing to build strong presentation decks & 'product fact sheets'
  • Ability to story tell, create detailed briefs, and collaborate creatively with packaging & design teams to create best-in-class packaging and packaging designs with both a consumer and industry expert lens.
  • Keen eye for details and correction opportunities in artwork review process with the Design and Regulatory teams
  • Work closely with Regulatory Lead & Marketing team to propose and establish claims to be tested.
  • Provide all artwork information (INCI, Claim results...) and their translations for primary and secondary packaging to Design Lead for artwork briefing in time for artwork due dates.
  • With support of Senior manager & wider team, attendance in weekly meetings with Founder for product testing, alignment & approval.
  • Approval of lab standards with Senior Manager and dispatch standards to relevant parties.
  • Support the shooting team on pre-approval of assets.
Requirements:

  • Nice & kind
  • Self-motivated, eloquent, and dedicated to the brand
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, able to seek answers independently
  • Attention to detail while managing multiple fast moving, quick changing projects
  • Strong research skills
  • Adaptable and flexible team player, conscious of team dynamics, open to quick change
  • Passion for and knowledge of the beauty industry - brands, products, bloggers, and influencers
  • Skills using Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • 3 to 5 years' experience within the beauty industry - in complexion development preferred
  • Skincare experience would be an extra benefit, but is not a must
  • Makeup artistry experience (make up assistant or retail floor) would be an extra benefit, but is not a must
Our Benefits & Perks:

  • Monthly "Self Love Days" - at company discretion
  • Premium Medical/Dental/Vision coverage for employee plus dependents
  • Monthly coaching sessions with our in-house Success Coach
  • Employee discounts on all Huda Beauty, Wishful, and Kayali products
  • Hybrid working schedules (home and office)
  • Quarterly product gifting
Huda Beauty is committed to building diverse and inclusive teams and upholding an equal employment workplace that is free from discrimination. We hire stellar individuals regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical conditions, disability, or veteran status. If you need reasonable accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
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